Samuel Lebens

Samuel Lebens

Research Fellow

Ph.D., University of London

 

Samuel Lebens wrote his PhD thesis on Bertrand Russell's Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement, at Birkbeck College in the University of London. After completing his PhD, he went to Rabbinical Schools in Israel in order to receive Orthodox Rabbinic ordination. Now that he's back to academia, he is working on a project that examines how popular approaches in the metaphysics of content would react to the presence of irreducible metaphor as can be found, he argues, in religious language. Besides this project, he hopes to work on a paper that explores hassidic metaphysics, and a paper on what it might mean to read a work of revelation.

Sam is a co-founder of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism. Sam is married to Gaby Lebens, and in his spare time, he likes to play piano and play with his kids.